LAS VEGAS WEEKEND TRAVEL DIARY

I am back from my trip to the U.S and I thought it was time to share some must-sees in Las Vegas and some of the things I got upto. This is now my second time visiting and it definitely did not disappoint! This trip was such a treat because not only was the weather great, but mainly because I got to spend time with one of my closest friends.

I thought I would start off by sharing some of the places I visited and, just in case you’re thinking of going, I have included some tips too!

DAY ONE

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the venetian pool

The Venetian pool has a great atmosphere and we spent the best part of the morning there while sunbathing and catching up. I would recommend it to those that want to relax to good music. I say this because since Tao Beach (day club and pool party) is right next door you get to enjoy their party music while avoiding all of the chaos. There are plenty of loungers and sunbeds here and a large seating area if you get hungry and want to order food.

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One of the first things you’ll notice as you walk through any of the hotels is that you will never be short of places to eat! Sometimes the choice is overwhelming and you don’t want to end up somewhere that’s typically for tourists because you will most likely end up disappointed with quality. If you fancy dinner at the Bellagio resort I would recommend ‘Harvest’ which is a modern American restaurant with a menu to die for! If you’re a foodie like me, I would recommend going for their taster menu and trying as many of their dishes as possible.

DAY TWO

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This was a day of shopping and sightseeing – two of my favourite things to do. I would recommend walking the strip, which is entirely pedestrian-friendly, with footbridges and the like. Both sides of the strip are lined with hotels, casinos, shops and restaurants. Do remember that the strip is about 4 miles long so plan accordingly. I wore my Adidas superstars for comfort, and even though it was a warm day, many shops and attractions have air conditioning. These pictures were taken inside and around the Crystals shopping mall, which has the largest collection of high-end fashion brands under one roof in the world!

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Having only recently opened in Las Vegas, I’m so happy I discovered Dog Haus: the absolute wurst! They have the most delicious hotdogs you have ever tasted and their burgers I didn’t try, but I hear they’re good. If you stumble upon it and are in the mood for a cheat meal, I would recommend their bbq hotdogs and their milkshakes are insane!

DAY THREE

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drais beach club las vegas drais pool party las vegas drais las vegasMy third and final day was the sunniest and the warmest, so it only felt natural to have a pool day, another one of my favourite things to do! We headed to Drais beach club, which has the only rooftop pool deck in the Strip, and its 180 degree views of Las Vegas are absolutely breathtaking! There are multiple pool areas here with towering palm trees and a resident DJ to ensure the atmosphere is anything but boring.

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Finally we explored The LINQ, an open-air retail, dining and entertainment district in the middle of the strip. One of the top must-sees in Las Vegas is The High Roller, which is an air-conditioned 30-minute ride on the tallest observation wheel in the world.

Of course there is so much more to see and do in Las Vegas, such as theatre and performances like cirque du soleil, the red rock canyon, and helicopter tours. I would recommend 5 days in Las Vegas in order to really make the most of it if it’s your first time visiting.

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Maria X

 

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